Trying a fork paint spray fixture

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  1. #1 Posted Feb 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I decided to try a new idea to support a fork in position for spray coverage.

    The fixture allows someone painting to rotate the fork by using a spare wedge type handlebar stem.

    While it is simple to move around the fork as well during spraying- simply omit the stem.

    Basicallythis is use of 1" PVC pipe which has just enough 1" fork clearance. Not shown is the base
    "legs" made by 1- 1 1/2 pipe and fittings. Thet attach to the Tee..

    Low cost and simple..forks can stay put for drying or masking more details.

    The pics show the fork rotating by the stem at front to sides..

    Cheers..

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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I realize paint smearing on the lower part of steer tube..could happen as it rotates. Will try it..
    The main base is like I have done for motorcycle frames..more later..
     
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    Old school way is to put an 8" wood screw into a 4 x 4. Took like 30 seconds and a painting away I went! Also shown is the rest of my high dollar paint set-up and the finished product. V/r Shawn

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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Looks like my usual get itt done..I do a lot of primer coating that way and top coating when I do not need to concern much with bottom coverage.

    I use a step stool and 5 gallon buckets often, sometimes paint one side and turn over for fiinal coat..works great for semi gloss..

    My occasional PVC stands break down for storage..

    Excellent work there..including masking. :) Cheers..

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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Old school would wet the floor down :)....the wild flower pic is the best shot..!
     
  9. #9 Posted Feb 17, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Plus it also keeps the dust down.
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    I had hosed it down and then squeegeed the floor so I wasn't walking in or dragging my hose through water. I shot most of the black outside--just gotta pick the right day! V/r Shawn
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    It’s amazing what you can do with some pcv pipe and a little imagination.
     
  12. #12 Posted Feb 18, 2018 at 7:57 AM

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    A steer tube masking PVC pieces..take 1" PVC, cut to 1/4 or more, split across one side...to allow it to spring fit to the steer tube..

    Fit will vary with frames brands I imagine..

    Yes it can be just as simple to use masking tape and peels out..

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